The second chair is a community chair that will be based at NQTA's headquarters at OIC, where they will be available at no charge for use by the community and people that are visiting our region. We have an extended vision of having a small fleet of these chairs available for use. With over 200 miles of newly connected trails NQTA will be working with trail guide book author John Burk and utilizing these trails with Andy and Nate Johnson who has cebebral palsy will be looking to redifine what is a challenged mobility trail with a new 1 to 4 rating system and providing a new Challenge Mobility trail map and guide.
Our friends at Grit left 2 chairs behind so we will be having live videos upcoming in the following days of Nate and Andys adventures.
So please help with what you can as all monies raised go directly into procuring these chairs.
You can use the new Go Fund Me Account we started Freedom Chairs Fundraiser Campaign
https://www.gofundme.com/246hy3fg go to nqta.org 'Freedom Chair Fundraiser Campaign' Page and use our PayPal option or send a check made out to:
Att . Lynne Goodnow
20 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
NQTA is a 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
All inquiries or concerns Amy will address quickly and I'm always available to help with any questions.
Announcing a Veteran Freedom Chair Fundraising 120 Raffle for our Afgan War Veteran Andy Kingsley, with ALL proceeds going directly to getting him a Freedom Chair & permanently out on our trails!
What the Freedom Chair means to Nate, from his Mom & Caretaker Sandy:
Hi my name is Sandy Johnson. I am Nate’s mom and caregiver along with his dad Leon. We have lived in Orange all of our lives. Over the years we have looked at different ways Nate could participate in safe activities for fun and exercise. He has participated in horseback riding, wheelchair soccer and kayaking. When we have gone for hikes he has always been pushed in a manual chair or used his power wheelchair. When we went to the Red Apple Farm outing we brought Nate’s walker and he was able to transfer from his power chair to the Grit Freedom Chair without having to be physically lifted. After getting into the Freedom Chair he was able to propel himself independently.
Freedom Chair Donation total to date: $4,505.75
We are one month into this fundraiser and are so happy, proud and greatful for all of the support, donations and shares!
Yesterday, Bobby was able to purchase one of the 2 Freedom Chairs and put a down payment / deposit on the 2nd chair!!!
We have come so far and hope to be able to purchase the 2nd chair soon.
Please keep sharing as this is an ongoing fundraiser, and every share helps get the word out!!
Donate toward the Community Chair
$2,135 out of $3,000 Raised
Each chair costs $3,000 to purchase. This fundraiser is in hopes to raise AT LEAST enough money for these 2 chairs for Nate & Andy, BUT this fundraiser will be an open ending fundraiser so that IF we can raise more then the total cost of $6,000 ($3,000 each chair) then we want to have more chairs, hopefully at least 2, available at all times at OIC (Orange Innovation Center) 131 West Main St, Orange for others to go and sign out a chair for the day and be able to enjoy these chairs and our trails!!!
Please help us achieve this goal so we can give back to our veterans and they can get out and enjoy our beautiful trails.
Any donation is helpful and don't forget to SHARE SHARE SHARE this fundraiser, the more people who share, the more people who know and can donate / share, it ALL helps!!!